Increase in Collisions and other Vehicular Offenses
The RCIPS has noticed an increase in the number of collisions over the past week, and it appears that the vast majority of these collisions occurred due to speeding and persons driving under the influence of alcohol.
Between 20 and 27 September, officers responded to over 50 reports of motor vehicle collisions, and of those collisions, more than 10 involved injuries. In the same time period, officers made approximately 9 arrests for DUI, and of those arrests, more than half were made following a collision.
“As part of our efforts to reduce the occurrences of motor vehicle collisions and continue to discourage speeding and driving under the influence (DUI), the RCIPS will increase our speeding enforcement at night as of this weekend,” says Acting Superintendent Brad Ebanks, the officer in charge of Uniform Operations.
“The RCIPS would like to remind all motorists to exercise good driving behaviours,” he continues. “This entails driving within the speed limits and not driving if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You have a responsibility, not only to yourself, but also to your families and other road users. Do your part in keeping our roads safe”.